Moshup the Giant

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Before the first European settlers came to this land, there lived on the coast of Massachusetts a giant named Moshup.

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Migration of the Water People

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In the long ago, the Snake, Horn, and Eagle people lived here (in Tusayan) but their corn grew only a span high and when they sang for rain, the Cloud god sent only a thin mist.

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Day-Ohn-Day: Race event promotes health, funds annual club powwow

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TULSA, Okla. – For the ninth year, Tulsa Indian Club will kill two birds with one stone over Memorial Day weekend: promoting a healthy lifestyle and fundraising for its annual powwow.“The powwow is a pretty large event, so fundraising and sponsorship are important,” Tulsa Indian Club member and race coordinator Robert Anquoe said. “We decided to do this a few years ago as a way to fundraise and get support for the event.”Named for the Kiowa word for wonderful or “I feel good,” the Day-Ohn-Day 5K and 10K will start at Mohawk Park’s Shelter No

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Mooin, The Bear’s Child

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Now in the Old Time there lived a boy called Sigo, whose father had died when he was a baby.

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Origin of the Sacred Arrow Charred Body had his origin in the…

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Origin of the Sacred Arrow

Charred Body had his origin in the skies. There was a big village up there and this man was a great hunter. He used to go out and bring in Buffalo, Elk, Antelope until the Buffalo became scarce – they scattered out far from the village. So one day he told his close relatives, “The Buffalo seem to have gone far away from here, and I am tired of hunting them so long.

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Ledger art shines light on 19th century Native American culture

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You’re going to want to take a look at this collection of ledger art created by Crow warriors in the late 1800s. Billings Gazette reporter Mary Pickett brings us the “remarkable story about . . creation and preservation” of how the art was saved by a curious Montana college professor. BILLINGS, MONT. – Adrian Heidenreich

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The deserted children There was a camp. All the children went…

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The deserted children

There was a camp. All the children went off to play. They went to some distance. Then one man said, “Let us abandon the children. Lift the ends of your tent-poles and travois when you go, so that there will be no trail.”

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A Bet Between The Cóoyoko And The Fox Alíksai! In Shupaúlavi,…

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A Bet Between The Cóoyoko And The Fox

Alíksai! In Shupaúlavi, north of the village, is a bluff where there is a place called Cóoyoko House (Cóoyok-ki). Here the Cóoyoko lived. One time a Fox, who was very handsome, came along, and the Cóoyoko Uncle (Táhaam) was sitting on the edge of the bluff when the Fox came along. The sun had not yet risen, and the Cóoyoko was sitting and waiting to watch the sunrise.

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Badger and the Green Giant

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There was in the Old Time a great rogue named Badger. The Wabanaki storytellers, who talk of men as though they were animals and animals as though they were men

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Blue Corn Maiden and the coming of Winter Blue Corn Maiden was…

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Blue Corn Maiden and the coming of Winter

Blue Corn Maiden was the prettiest of the corn maiden sisters. The Pueblo People loved her very much, and loved the delicious blue corn that she gave them all year long. Not only was Blue Corn Maiden beautiful, but she also had a kind and gentle spirit. She brought peace and happiness to the People of the Pueblos.

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The Snake Myth At Tokóonavi, north of the Grand Canyon, lived…

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The Snake Myth

At Tokóonavi, north of the Grand Canyon, lived people who were then not yet Snake people. They lived close to the bank of the river. The chief’s son often pondered over the Grand Canyon and wondered where all that water went to.

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By the river she made baskets A young woman, a virgin, who lived…

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By the river she made baskets

A young woman, a virgin, who lived at Kintcuwhwikut used to make baskets by the riverside. After a time she became pregnant. She wondered about her condition for she had not even seen a man.

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Meet the New Miss Indian World, Kansas Begaye, Diné “Miss…

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Meet the New Miss Indian World, Kansas Begaye, Diné

“Miss Indian World is one of the most prestigious honors in the Native American and indigenous world and the winner will serve as a role model for all Native Americans,”said Melonie Mathews, coordinator of the Miss Indian World Pageant, held annually at the Gathering of Nations pow wow in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Building Better Homes With Recycled Waste Materials Great ideas…

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Building Better Homes With Recycled Waste Materials

Great ideas that benefit others need to be shared, which is why a few creative budding architects are now working to build better communities.

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Apr 30, Native American Women Warriors a Hit at Gathering of Nations Powwow

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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO Last December, the Native American Women Warriors served as the color guard at the White House Tribal Nations conference. In

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Angel’s Story: Trapped in a Violent World Angel Gates has…

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Angel’s Story: Trapped in a Violent World

Angel Gates has been trying to exit prostitution ever since she was “turned out” at the age of 11 in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Money issues, addictions and lack of support services have held her back from escaping.

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Birch Bark legends of Niagara

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Within sound of the thundering cataract’s roar once worshipped the roaming sons of the forest in all their primitive freedom.

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Sen. Max Baucus’ Retirement Signals Another Indian Ally…

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Sen. Max Baucus’ Retirement Signals Another Indian Ally Lost

If a politician’s commitment to Indian country can be measured by the amount of money he’s directed to it, then retiring Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana) has been among the most committed in recent memory.

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Quinault Nation: Applauding the President’s Drug Control…

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Quinault Nation: Applauding the President’s Drug Control Policy

The Quinault Nation, based in Taholah, Washington, released the following statement approving the President’s 2013 National Drug Control Strategy, released on April 24.

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Red Lake Youth Leadership Conference to Feature Chaske…

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Red Lake Youth Leadership Conference to Feature Chaske Spencer

The Seventh Annual Red Lake Youth Leadership Conference theme this year is “Warriors Don’t Quit” and will feature a special appearance by Chaske Spencer, known for his portrayal of alpha wolf Sam in The Twilight Saga.

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George Jones: No One Will Fill His Shoes When I first heard…

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George Jones: No One Will Fill His Shoes

When I first heard that country music legend George Jones had died, my first thought was, “I hope he’s just playing possum.”

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Images of Native Americans Revealed During Vatican Fresco…

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Images of Native Americans Revealed During Vatican Fresco Cleaning

During meticulous cleaning of a fresco titled “Resurrection” painted by Italian artist Pinturicchio on a wall in the Hall of Mysteries in the Borgia apartments, the Vatican declared in it’s newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, that they may have uncovered the first painted images of Native Americans.

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Apr 30, Around the Web – Accessing healthy food in rural South Dakota-NativeNewsNetwork

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The term food desert became popular when researchers began noticing a correlation between access to healthy food and overall health. In major U.S. cities, some

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Indian Country to Host 2024 Olympics? Could Tulsa, Oklahoma, be…

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Indian Country to Host 2024 Olympics?

Could Tulsa, Oklahoma, be the host of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games? It’s a possibility, one the mayor of the city is apparently pushing for.

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Apr 30, Casting Call for White Buffalo This Weekend near Little River Band of Ottawa

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MANISTEE, MICHIGAN Boozhu Productions, a Michigan production company, has issued a casting call for White Buffalo an American Indian feature film that is due to

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